- Year: 2007
- Award: World Summit Award
- Category: Business & Commerce
- Organisation: i-kimono
- Country: Japan
- URL: http://www.i-kimono.com/english/index.html
i-kimono’s creates an on-line market for used kimonos and spreads the culture of the kimono internationally. The site services are intended to serve commercial and cultural interests: kimonos stored by older generations with loving care can be passed to younger generations and brought to use in today’s culture and societies. The site features a Kimono Appraisal System in order to find out the fair price for an old garment thus creating a market for the precious antique kimono so that every one can enjoy freely kimonos for various uses. The unique i-kimono charity auction system supports Japanese non profit organisations by creating proceeds from internet auctions from members and supporters.